Some hopefully semi coherent rambling on Greyhounds... Breeding working dogs for show is bad. (me, and others) Breeding and track running is bad. (Greyhounds rescues, etc) With that, how would someone test a greyhound? To me, this is one of the breeds that truly requires a physical test, since they have such a singular origin, to chase down the rabbits. To me, the best test would either be actual Hare hunting or a well run coursing trial. But, lets say for example, I wanted to become a breeder of Greyhound. I can move out west and course wild hares, or find a number of coursing trials. Still, you'd be faced with anti-hunting pressures, never mind more specific measures against hound hunting. Then you have to ask, is there enough public land free of insurance companies to run enough trials to really prove a dog? Where would you get your breeding stock? I wouldn't want to start with the AKC, but rescue dogs come neutered. Now, I would have to buy an NGA hound, but isn't it dealing with the devil- The tracks and racing kennels? Are greyhounds done as traditional coursers? If tracks are closed, is the greyhound done? I don't see how it can remain what it is as a performance dog. Thoughts?